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United States Census Information @ Pitt: Census Maps

This research guide describes some of the major print and electronic resources for finding Census statistical information from the Decennial Census from 1790 to 2010.

Census Maps at the Hillman Library

Census maps are useful for locating census tracts, block groups and blocks for which Census data is available.

The Library has print and microfiche copies of many census maps going back to 1910. Paper versions of census maps for the city of Pittsburgh for the 1990 and 2000 censuses are in kept with the print Census documents on the Hillman Library ground floor. Earlier Pittsburgh metropolitan area census maps are shelved with depository maps under the call number C 3.223: in the general map collection located in off-site storage. Census maps for other areas are available in paper or microfiche as follows:

  • Maps for 1990: Government Publications Collection: C 3.223/11; microfiche in Microforms under the number ASI 2551-10 (1994).
     
  • Maps for 1980: Government Publications Collection: C 3.223/11; microfiche in Microforms under the number ASI 2551-2 (1984).
     
  • Maps for 1970:Government Publications Collection: C 3.224-:

Census Geographic Products and Reference